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Swachhata Hi Seva: Minister Kiren Rijiju Launches Clean Up Drive At A Railway Station In Arunachal Pradesh

The cleanliness drive at Naharlagun railway station saw a large number of people do ‘shramdaan’ for the cleanliness drive along with Union Minister Kiren Rijiju as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva initiative to give an impetus to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Kiren Rijiju Launches Clean Up Drive At Arunachal Pradesh Railway Station

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju launched ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ cleanliness drive on Saturday at Naharlagun railway station of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh. He also participated in the drive and did shramdaan (volunteer) to clean up the area. The cleanliness drive received ‘shramdaan’ from a large number of people including government employees and students. “We must inculcate cleanliness awareness on daily basis to make it a culture”, said Mr Rijiju in his social media post about the drive.

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Referring to the impact of Swachh Bharat Mission, Mr. Rijiju asserted that the Clean India Mission has reached every part of India and has galvanized everyone especially the children. Through the cleanliness drive, Mr. Rijiju intended to motivate the people, especially the youth and dedicated the campaign to the young children of Arunachal Pradesh.

Arunachal Pradesh has been dynamically partaking in the Swachh Bharat Mission and has achieved 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status on December 31st, 2017. The coverage of household toilets has increased from only 45.58 per cent on October 2, 2014, when the Mission was launched, to 100 per cent now.

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Arunachal Pradesh also joined the rest of the country in launching ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’- a two week long nationwide sanitation campaign that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 15 in the run up to the fourth anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission on October 2.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies

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